South Daytona Community Trust
2024 Academic Scholarship
Instructions and Application Form

Scholarship Purpose:

The purpose of the South Daytona Community Trust Academic Scholarship is to encourage students to actively participate in their community through volunteering and to further their educational endeavors. The South Daytona Community Trust, Inc. provides this opportunity for Hometown High School Seniors to be productive and add to the improvement of our City. This organization believes that education is a large factor that determines the success of not only individuals, but also contributes to the greater success of our community.  

Scholarship Award:

The scholarship amount awarded will be $1,500.00 to be used by the student for tuition, books or related educational expenses. One scholarship will be awarded each year.  The awarded funds will be deposited directly into the recipient’s account at their selected college, university or trade school.

Scholarship Submission Requirements:

  1. Student applicant must be a resident of South Daytona for at least twelve (12) months to qualify. A copy of the student’s valid driver’s license must be submitted with the application. The scholarship evaluation committee will verify the residency requirement by reviewing the submitted driver’s license and comparing it to utility billing records.
  2. Student must be a senior currently enrolled in high school – home school included.
  3. Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (unweighted). An official transcript must be submitted with the application to verify GPA requirements.
  4. Student must show proof of acceptance into a college, university, or post-secondary school.
  5. Student must show proof of community service verified by a school counselor or parent if homeschooled. The demonstrated community service performed must be within the municipal limits of South Daytona. 
  6. Student must have at least one high school teacher recommendation.
  7. Student must write an original, 500-word essay titled “How Does Volunteerism Benefit My Community”. The essay should be a word document, double spaced and include the applicant’s name, address, high school name and phone number. The required essay must be signed by the applicant to verify originality.

Due Date:  April 30, 2024